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Broudy Joins HealthInsight New Mexico and Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality

Data Analyst Joins Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative

David Broudy

David Broudy, MPH, PhD
HealthInsight New Mexico welcomes David W. Broudy, MPH, PhD, as data analyst for the Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality and the Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) initiative.  AF4Q is a national initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation.  Locally, this initiative is led by the Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality and the grant is held by HealthInsight New Mexico.

Broudy is responsible for management and analysis of data projects for the Coalition, including public reporting on health care quality in Albuquerque. Prior to joining HealthInsight New Mexico, he served as an epidemiologist at the New Mexico Department of Health where he coordinated investigations and conducted analyses of infectious disease data, devised strategies to improve surveillance for emergency preparedness and bioterrorism, and collaborated with community organizations in community assessment and health promotion.  Broudy also was a consultant offering technical assistance in evaluation, epidemiology and applied sociology for a variety of projects, including conducting needs-assessments for school based health centers and, most recently, the Bernalillo County Pathways to Health Program.

Since 2007, Broudy has advised a project in Kenya on data collection and evaluation.  In 2012, he visited Cuba with Community Partnership for Health Equity, a University of New Mexico/Medical Education Cooperation with Cuba (MEDICC) sponsored collaborative, to learn about the Cuban approach to public health.

Broudy has over 30 years of experience in public health and epidemiology.  He holds a master’s degree in Latin American studies from the University of Texas at Austin, a master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Texas Health Science Center, Houston and a doctorate in Sociology from the University of New Mexico.

About the Aligning Forces for Quality Initiative and the Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality

Aligning Forces for Quality (AF4Q) is an initiative funded by the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) that aims to bring those who give care, those who pay for care and those who receive care together to transform health care at a local level.   AF4Q is RWJF’s signature effort to lift the overall quality of health care in targeted communities, reduce racial and ethnic disparities, and provide models that will help inform regional and national efforts.

Albuquerque joined the AF4Q initiative in 2009 and is one of 16 communities – and the only one in the Southwest - participating.  Locally, AF4Q is led by the Albuquerque Coalition for Healthcare Quality and administered by HealthInsight New Mexico. The Albuquerque Coalition is comprised of local health plans, hospitals, health care providers, consumers, and employers who are collectively working to improve the overall quality of health care in the community through public reporting of health care performance, health care quality improvement initiatives, reducing inequities in health care, and improving the payment system .  For more information, visit www.abqhealthcarequality.org.